JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — UMAX, a new domestic interline container program created by CSX Intermodal and Union Pacific Railroad, will provide customers access to more than 20,000 containers and expanded market reach across North America.
UMAX will feature more than 600 service lanes supported by faster and more frequent train schedules. UMAX launches March 29, 2010.
“UMAX will offer extensive market access and expanded capacity across a nationwide intermodal network,” said John Kaiser, Union Pacific vice president and general manager – Intermodal. “Union Pacific and CSX Intermodal are committed to delivering market-competitive service and value to our customers, providing truck-competitive schedules that maximize the benefits and efficiencies of rail intermodal.”
“In a word, UMAX offers customers more,” said James Hertwig, CSX Intermodal president. “We will jointly offer more containers and more lanes to more customers with more competitive schedules than ever.”
UMAX will offer rail-provided 53-foot containers to intermodal marketing companies, motor carriers, freight brokers, truckload, parcel and less-than-truckload customers. UMAX will replace the separate programs CSX Intermodal and Union Pacific offer customers today for CSXI-UP interline service.